4th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (July 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vl4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Wednesday 7th July 2010 – Friday 9th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

* the concept and tools of visual literacy
* pre-school children and visual literacy
* visual literacy and cultural identity
* interpreting elements and examples of visual literacy
* visual literacy as therapy
* the liminal elements and facets of visual literacy
* social and cultural reactions to visual literacy
* visual literacy in literature
* visual literacy in television and film
* visual literacy and the media
* visual literacy as a social semiotic
* teaching visual literacy
* visual literacy as deformed discourse
* theology and visual literacy – use and/or abuse
* teleology and visual literacy
* the history of visual literacy

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 15th January 2010. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Friday 28th May 2010.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract

We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs
Dr Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education
University of Wollongong
Australia
Email: philfitz@uow.edu.au

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
United Kingdom
Email: vl4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ series of research projects run by ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit;
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/visual-lite...

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/visual-lite...

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